Prague Main Railway Station – ultimate guide

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Must see

In addition to shops, cafes and restaurants, Prague Main Railway Station also offers other interesting places that you must see during your visit.

Statue of Nicholas Winton

The emotive sculpture of Sir Nicholas Winton with two children waiting for a train is located on Platform 1 of Central Station.Sir Nicholas George Winton saved 669 mostly Jewish children in 1939 by organising their departure by train to England. It was from Prague Main Station that the transports departed.

Farewell Memorial

The farewell memorial is the second memorial associated with the so-called Winton trains. It is located in the middle underpass towards the platforms. Just above it is the dome of the Fanta Building. The memorial takes the form of an exact replica of the wooden door with outer panelling from the passenger carriage in which 669 mostly Jewish children left Prague in 1939.

Fanta’s building

The station building designed by Josef Fanta is part of the main railway station in Prague and together with the adjacent hall above the platforms it forms the largest Art Nouveau monument in the Czech Republic. The historic departures hall and main entrance to the building are currently used by passengers transferring to long-distance or Airport Express buses. In the 1990s, a café was built in the former ticket office space, named Fanta's Café in memory of the architect.

Chapters

Metro and public transport

There is a metro (red line) to Prague Central Station, a tram stop by the park and bus stops along the main road.

Metro (Subway)

The buses run at intervals of 20 – 30 minutes with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes.

The main station is served by the red metro line, which takes you to the Florenc bus station or other transfer stations. This is the fastest and most efficient way to travel in Prague. The journey from one side of the city to the other takes about 30 minutes. From the main railway station you are at Prague Castle in 10 minutes.

A single fare costs 40 CZK / 90 min or 30 CZK/30 min. If you are travelling more than once, you can buy a 24-hour ticket for 120 CZK or a 72-hour ticket for 330 CZK.

All metro lines operate from approximately 5:00 to 24:00.

Airport Express

A bus line with low-floor buses and extended luggage storage space provides a direct connection between the Main Railway Station and Prague Airport from 5.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 Tickets are purchased from the driver (including payment by card) and at the Information Centres. The price for a one-way ticket is 100 CZK/adult, 50 CZK/child. Luggage and children under 6 years of age are transported for free.

The buses run at intervals of 20 – 30 minutes with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes.

How to buy a train ticket

Most travel documents can be purchased online. Since there are several railway carriers in the Czech Republic that do not recognize each other’s tickets, it is necessary to be careful which carrier I will travel with and where to buy my ticket. Prague Main Station is home to the ticket office of the 4 largest railway carriers – České dráhy, Regiojet, Arriva and Leo Express.

České dráhy (Czech Railways)

The largest carrier in rail passenger transport, which provides the most connections throughout the Czech Republic and abroad.

The fastest and most convenient way is to purchase tickets online at www.cd.cz (the website is in English and Czech) or via the „My Train“ mobile app.

If you choose to purchase tickets at the station, the ticket offices are located in the middle on floor number -2. Ticket documents can be paid for in cash – Czech crowns or euros, or by card.

Regiojet

Regiojet connects big cities like Prague, Brno, Ostrava. Regiojet also takes you to Vienna and Budapest. It also operates seasonal services to Croatia and it is possible to use the night train to Košice..

Tickets can be purchased online at www.regiojet.cz (Czech, Slovak, English, Deutsch, Magyar) or via the RegioJet app.

The office is located on floor -2 on the right side of the hall. Payment is possible in cash and by card.

Arriva

Railway carrier operating 83 trains in the Czech Republic.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.arriva.cz (Czech only) or via the Arriva app.

The office is located on floor -2 on the left side of the hall. Payment is possible in cash and by card.

Leo Express

Carrier that will take you from Prague to Ostrava, Krakow, Wroclaw and Košice.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.leoexpress.com (CZ,EN,PL,SK,DE,UA) or via the Leo Express app.

The office is located on floor -2 in the middle of the hall. Payment is possible in cash and by card.

Luggage storage

There are two ways to store your luggage at Prague Main Station. One option is to use the lockers, the other is to use the services of a manned „storage window“.

Luggage storage - Lockers (OX Point a.s.)

The largest lockers at Prague Central Station are located on the lowest floor on the far left.

There are plenty of lockers and you should always find a spare one. The price depends on the size of the locker and the storage time. You can choose from 6 and 24 hours.

Price:

XL (85 x 57 cm)

L (53 x 57 cm)

Luggage Lockers (CUBESAVE)

Self-service lockers are located in the hall at the entrance to the station from the park. You can store or collect your luggage at any time during station opening hours.

 

The price depends on the size of the luggage and the storage time. The smaller box 45x48x60cm costs 75 CZK/6hours and 125 CZK/24 hours.Larger box 45x97x60cm costs 100 CZK/6 hours or 150 CZK/24 hours. The price for bike storage is XX CZK/6 hours or XXX CZK/24 hours.

 

Payment is only possible by credit card. You will receive a code for collection by text message or by email. 

Left - Luggage Office

The luggage office is located in the underpass to the first platform – tunnel on the far right. Opening hours are every day from 6:00 to 23:00.

The price for storage is up to 1 meter 60 CZK/day or over 1 meter 100 CZK/day. Cash only.

Public toilets

There are paid public toilets at Prague Main Station. The price for using the toilet is CZK 20. Payment is possible in cash or by card. The room with toilets is in the right part of the station – floor number -1 in front of the first platform. Toilets are clean and regularly cleaned. 

Restaurants and cafes located at the main station do not have toilets and refer to themselves as public toilets.

Where to eat and drink coffee

The main station has 2 restaurants, several cafés and fast food places. There are also several shops where you can buy snacks , drinks and magazines. You can also use the Billa supermarket where you can buy food and drink at the best prices. 

Restaurants

If you come to the station from the park, you will find one restaurant on each corner of the station. The first is the „Potrefená husa“. It’s a franchise of restaurants you’re bound to come across in Prague. The second is „Rychlík restaurant“, which is on the other (right) side of the station.

Cafes

The most beautiful and most famous café is the „Fanta’s Cafe“. You can also buy coffee at Costa Coffee, Paul’s Bakery or Burger King. We recommend Fanta’s Café, located on the top floor of the station in Fanta’s building. 

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